Hydro-Pneumatic Tester

Test boilers, tanks, pipes, and similar objects to detect and locate leaks.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hydro-Pneumatic Testers do?

Tests boilers, tanks, fittings, pipes, and similar objects to detect and locate leaks, using compressed air or water pressure: Installs fittings on object to seal outlets and connects object to high-pressure air or water line, using handtools. Activates air compressor or water pump until gauge registers specified internal pressure. Observes gauge for loss of pressure indicative of leaks, and examines object for escaping air or water to detect leaks. Marks object at source of leaks for subsequent repair. May apply soap solution to surface of object or immerse object to facilitate location of air leaks. May test object under high pressure to ensure compliance with product safety ratings. May be designated according to type of test used as Hydrostatic Tester; Pneumatic Tester.


Should I be a Hydro-Pneumatic Tester?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Hydraulic Tester, Hydrostatic Tester, Pneumatic Tester

    How to become a Hydro-Pneumatic Tester

    Most Hydro-Pneumatic Testers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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